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Re: Describing Stuff You Like using Turtle

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 12:26:39 +0000
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
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Sorry, I realise this is not exactly on topic (which is about crafting turtle, not specifically about likes), butů

It reminds me of some fun we had in 2004.
Ah, halcyon days - those balmy times before Linked Data came along.
We did a document about it for the 1st (and only? :-) ) FOAF Workshop.

whatilike.org is still there, but seems to have lost its 3store, which is not surprising after 8 years and several machine moves.
I guess I must have spent a good few bucks keeping the domain alive, waiting for the time (for one of us) to get back to it.

Who knows?
Maybe this will prompt someone.
Any one?

On 19 Sep 2012, at 19:44, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> All,
> As I've often stated, there's a premature optimization bug in the Linked Data narrative. We early adopters concluded -- incorrectly -- that nobody would ever need to craft Linked Data documents by hand. Of course, a lot of that had to do with RDF/XML and Turtle's protracted journey towards W3C recommendation status. Anyway, focusing on the present, we have an opportunity to fix the aforementioned narrative bug by revisiting the value of crafting Linked Data documents by hand.
> I've dropped a simple post showcasing the use of a Turtle document to describe some of the things I like [1].
> Why is Turtle important?
> People master new concepts by exercise. Crafting Turtle documents by hand brings focus back to subject-predicate-object or entity-attribute-value concept comprehension, with regards to basic sentence structure etc..
> How does it aid Linked Data demystification etc?
> It adds a Do-It-Yourself dimension that boils down to constructing a local Turtle document and publishing it to the Web, via a plethora of storage services that remove the following hurdles:
> 1. Domain Ownership
> 2. DNS Server access and admin level control
> 3. HTTP Server access and admin level control
> 4. URI pattern issues confusion and distraction.
> Once end-users understand the basics, reinforced by simple exercises, it equips them with the foundation and critical context for tools appreciation.
> Turtle is very important to Linked Data comprehension. Its a syntax that's user profile agnostic, unlike others that ultimately server specific programmer profiles:
> 1. Turtle -- everyone
> 2. HTML+Microdata -- HTML programmers
> 3. (X)HTML+RDFa -- (X)HTML programmers
> 4. JSON-LD -- Javascript programmers
> 5. RDF/XML -- no comment, but certainly not 1-4 :-)
> Links:
> 1. http://bit.ly/SBDmXr -- Turtle document describing stuff I like .
> -- 
> Regards,
> Kingsley Idehen	
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> OpenLink Software
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